Acer is one of the top players in the monitor industry with monitors such as the 4K G-Sync gaming monitor, Acer XB280K and the 1440p G-Sync gaming monitor, Acer XB270HU. Those are top-notch monitors with amazing image quality. Acer has also added another reasonably priced 4K monitor to their collection, the Acer S277HK.
Based on In-Plane Switching (IPS) Technology, the 27-inch monitor features a 4K resolution, giving you crisp sharp and very detailed image. The monitor delivers excellent performance, such as good good color representation and superb gray-scale performance. This monitor is a very good choice, if you’re looking for a mid-range UHD(4K) monitor that isn’t exactly targeted at gamers. Lots of people does not even need a variable refresh rate or can’t notice it, so it’s just extra money for an unused feature. If you’re one of those people then this monitor is for you.’
The Acer S277HK’s 4K (3840×2160) panel has a non-reflective, anti-glare coating and is glossy. It has an extremely thin bezel, which gives it a luxury sense, since it’s so stylish. As to connectors, the monitor featurs a DisplayPort, mini DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0 and a DVI port. There’s also audio input and headphone jack, so the monitor has also in-built speakers. The monitor doesn’t have a 144Hz refresh rate, because it’s using a 4K IPS panel and the technology hasn’t reached there yet. Hopefully, we will see 4K IPS monitors with 144Hz refresh rate in the near future. It can only go too slow!
The monitor has five OSD buttons that you can use to configure the monitor with. It also has a power switch of course. In the settings page, you can configure settings like sharpness, brightness, gamma and you can even enable or disable the Low Blue Light feature to reduce eye strain. In addition, the monitor allows you to edit advanced settings like 6-axis hue and 6-axis saturation.
The monitor has different picture presets, such as sRGB, Standard, Graphics, Movie, Eco and User modes.
To round up, if you’re looking for a mid-range 4K IPS monitor, then this is our current recommendation. You can buy it on Amazon here.